ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B36.9

Superficial mycosis, unspecified

Diagnosis Code B36.9

ICD-10: B36.9
Short Description: Superficial mycosis, unspecified
Long Description: Superficial mycosis, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B36.9

Valid for Submission
The code B36.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Mycoses (B35-B49)
      • Other superficial mycoses (B36)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B36.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Acute fungal otitis externa
  • Acute infective otitis externa
  • Chronic infective otitis externa
  • Chronic mycotic otitis externa
  • Chronic otitis externa
  • Dermal mycosis
  • Dermatomycosis associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Disseminated cutaneous mycosis
  • Fungal dermatitis of eyelid
  • Fungal ear infection
  • Fungal ear infection
  • Infective dermatitis of eyelid
  • Otomycosis
  • Otomycosis
  • Skin disorder associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Superficial mycosis
  • Systemic fungal infection affecting skin
  • Systemic mycosis affecting skin

Information for Patients

Fungal Infections

Also called: Mycoses

If you have ever had athlete's foot or a yeast infection, you can blame a fungus. A fungus is a primitive organism. Mushrooms, mold and mildew are examples. Fungi live in air, in soil, on plants and in water. Some live in the human body. Only about half of all types of fungi are harmful.

Some fungi reproduce through tiny spores in the air. You can inhale the spores or they can land on you. As a result, fungal infections often start in the lungs or on the skin. You are more likely to get a fungal infection if you have a weakened immune system or take antibiotics.

Fungi can be difficult to kill. For skin and nail infections, you can apply medicine directly to the infected area. Oral antifungal medicines are also available for serious infections.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Blastomycosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cryptococcosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fungal nail infection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mucormycosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sputum fungal smear (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tinea versicolor (Medical Encyclopedia)

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